Everything about photography including some field tests of cameras and lenses

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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35mm f/2 (Contax G)

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 35mm f/2 (Contax G) Crop Zones Center 100% Crops: Zone A 100% Crops:   Zone B 100% Crops:   Zone C 100% Crops: Carl Zeiss Planar 35mm f/2 has probably weakest reputation among Contax G primes. From the results above, it indeed shows some flaws, especially lack of breath taking sharpness…

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Sony SEL 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Here are some crops from my new ISO 12333 DCR4 test chart. I will first post results for most of the lenses separately, and if there will be interest, I might post some direct comparisons later.SEL 35mm f/1.8 Crop zones: Center 100% Crop: Zone A 100% Crop: Zone B 100% Crop:   Zone C 100%…

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Which 35mm lens is the best? Battle of 35mm lenses on Sony NEX 7. Part I Bokeh.

Here it is - a comparison contest between 20 lenses at 35mm focal length, mounted on Sony NEX 7. Why those 20 lenses? Why many 35mm lenses are missing? The answers is simple - I have those 20 lenses and do not have others. If anyone, who will read this review, have one of those…

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Samyang 8mm f2.8 UMC fisheye and NEX 7, no tripod allowed

It's not often, that I can review 6 lenses at once. But thanks to South Korean producer Samyang, it is possible. Samyang, Rokinon, Vivitar, Bower, Pro-Optics or Wallimex 8mm f2.8 UMC for Sony. Just pick the lens you have, or consider and read further. Truth is, they are all same.What has lens review to do…

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Metabones Speed Booster Review (NEX 7) Part III – Canon EF 50 f1.2 L USM

Canon EF 50 f1.2 L USM is one of the most controversial lenses in Canons line-up. Some photographers loves it, some hates it, it usually come to who owns it and who don't. Because, those who owns it for a longer period of time, learned about its severe flaws, but loves what they get in…

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Metabones Speed Booster Review (NEX 7) Part II – Canon TS-E 17 f4 L

Canon TS-E 17mm f4 L USM, Metabones Speed Booster (Canon EF to Sony E-mount) and Sony NEX 7. There is ongoing debate on the forums between the "I like NEX because of the small size majority" and me. (Well, maybe few others :-)) The reason why I choose NEX had nothing to do with the…

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Metabones Speed Booster Review (NEX 7) Part I Introduction

This is meant to be another rolling review.I just received Metabones Speed Booster for Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX (E-mount). This piece of equipment caused quite some upheaval in the last few weeks, after the official announcement. It won't make much sense to write about the creators and technology behind, everything is described quite…

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NEX 7 + Minolta AF 300 f2.8 APO G HS + Canon EF 300 f2.8 L IS + Canon FD 300 f4 L

For a long time now, I wanted to try some of those "Super-Tele" lenses on a tinny NEX 7.By making this brief test, I realized once again, that everything is about compromises. Especially in photography, when it comes to the equipment.So, if you just want to know - which lens is better... don't read further.Here…

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Does Sony NEX 7 cook RAW files?

YES IT DOES!!! I feel safe enough now to say - Yes - RAWs from Sony NEX 7 with a firmware 1.01 are noticeably affected with a software corrections.Already in a previous article - http://www.verybiglobo.com/?p=55, I showed many proofs, but suddenly I found and bought NEX 7 with a previous firmware and compared both NEX…

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 Aspherical II, Sony NEX 7

I am starting to loose patience, waiting for SEL 3518 to become available in the Czech Republic. I know, it is very small market, but first samples were delivered to USA almost a month ago, and I believe at least few samples should come here too.Why I am so eager to get SEL 3518 in…

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